IMO, I think people need to look up....into the sky....at night.....dey is a whole beeeeg bunch of suns and earths...ok planets
no wait.......galaxies......I would say black holes, but those who peer into such things, are revisiting that theory......and expansion everywhere you can look
I expand my thoughts on God when I gaze up...which, incidentally, is scriptural, but why do people shut down when theories are brought up or questions asked?
We are allowed to think as long as we do not assume everyone on the planet must think just like us. Of course some of us are better thinkers than others.......
but why do people shut down when theories are brought up or questions asked?
What "People" are you referring to?
We are admonished to.....
(1 Thessalonians 5:21) "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
(Proverbs 18:13) "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him."
So personally, I scrutinize everything 6 ways from Sunday. Just a cursory look @ the Big Bang Theory reveals the Sun before the Earth (and then the completely Nonsensical Nebular Hypothesis which is laughable "scientifically" speaking but that's for another discussion)
GOD'S WORD says the Earth was First and the SUN, Moon, and Stars were Day 4. See the Conundrum?
So instead of using "science" as my Hermeneutic Filter, I Choose GOD'S WORD instead.
We do know, and this is what we KNOW...God created...I am not going to pretend I agree with those who think it was an actual 7 days...my husband believes that; I do not,
Well you not only have a problem with The Plain WORD in Genesis, you've got major issues here.....
(Exodus 20:11) "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
but we are wise enough to agree that neither of us will get into heaven on the merits of how many days or years God (creatively) played with the clay of the earth
Well the point is..... if we can't believe what GOD Plainly says in Genesis, which is then confirmed quite demonstrably in Exodus (above), what can we believe?
Do we pick and choose?